ERIC Number: ED254396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum. 1985 Yearbook.
Hirsch, Christian R., Ed.; Zweng, Marilyn J., Ed.
Recommendations that the curriculum needs to be restructured to better meet the mathematical needs of a diverse student population in a society increasingly dominated by technology are addressed in this yearbook. It attempts to chart new curricular directions for high school mathematics in terms of content, organization, and priorities, and also provides descriptions of promising curricular practices. The book is organized into five parts. The two chapters in the first part, Curriculum Planning Issues, provide a historical perspective and a rationale for needed curricular reform as well as a general framework for viewing the curriculum. Part 2, New Curricular Directions, includes seven chapters on new mathematics content and modes of mathematical thought that are supportive of the shifts in the use of mathematics in society. Innovative Courses is the title of part 3, which contains descriptions of new courses in geometry, advanced algebra, and mathematics for college-bound students who have had only marginal success. Part 4, Courses and Programs for Talented Students, includes three chapters describing varying approaches to the mathematically gifted. Finally, Part 5 contains six chapters focusing on innovative three- and four-year programs. (MNS)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Gifted, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Yearbooks
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($14.50 each, 10 or more 20% discount).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.